Tiffany Younger is the founder of the Social Change Agents Institute, a project that brings scholars, professionals, and educators to developing countries to offer Free mental health services and social change workshops in developing countries of the African Diaspora such as South Africa, Brazil and Haiti. In addition, she is piloting the Social Changes Agents Institute (SCAI). Prior to running the institute, Tiffany worked as a Policy Fellow for United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand where she focused on issues of criminal justice, gender and race equity.
Tiffany obtained her Masters Degree in Social policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work where she teaches Political Advocacy. Currently, Tiffany is obtaining her doctoral degree in Social Welfare at the Silberman School of Social Work.
Yeqing Yuan is currently a PhD student at NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her research areas include mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness. Prior to joining the PhD program, Yeqing worked as a homeless outreach clinician in Boston, MA, serving homeless individuals with serious mental illnesses and substance abuse problems in shelters and on streets. Yeqing was awarded Excellence in Homeless Services and Research by NYU Silver. She has several journal publications around her substantive area, including the most recent article: Yuan, Y., & Manuel, J. I. (in press). The relationship between residential mobility and behavioral health service use in a national sample of adults with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. Yeqing obtained her MSW from Boston College and is expecting to complete her PhD in 2020.